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How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

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The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

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The Emerging and Interconnected 'Megapolitan' Regions

The next urban agglomerations will be big, populated and crucial to the economy

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The Lost City of Cahokia

New evidence of a "sprawling metropolis" that existed in East St. Louis from 1000-1300 A.D.

Dirty Mavis

High-Speed Rail Protest Song Tops U.K. Charts

In England, an anti-HS2 ballad is hotter than Adele or Coldplay

Six Urbanist Themes for 2012

From Twitter to "third places," here are some innovative urban ideas that aren't going away

Postcard From New Orleans

The murder rate jumped 14 percent and other news

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Happy New Year! Now Give Up Your Cigarettes, Plastic Bags and Shark Fins

A round-up of new municipal laws from around the country

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What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record

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How to Pay for America's Infrastructure

Should infrastructure banks replace our current system of funding roads and transit through grants?

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Map of the Day: Florida’s Ongoing Mortgage Problem

High rates of foreclosure plague the state’s metros, but there are some reasons for hope

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The Fine Print Behind Capital Bikeshare's Unbanked Program

Capital Bikeshare anticipated (and addressed) a lot of the criticisms of their new program for the unbanked

Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

2011's Most Interesting Cultural Buildings

Striking libraries, museums and community facilities

Reuters

Postcard From Wuhan

The city has pledged to build a new subway line every year between now and 2017

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Designer Shelters for Cities' Stray Cats

New York creates a new kind of shelter to help the city track its feral cat population

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Why Size Matters in Pro Sports Victories

When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too

Reuters

How Should Metros Respond to Emergencies?

NYC subway riders trapped on A train last winter sue the city for a "policy that will benefit the public now and for years to come"

Reuters

International Free Transit Day

Around the world, cities let revelers ride for free on New Year’s Eve

Reuters

What Gets Dropped on New Year's Eve

Possums, wrenches, potato chips and other strange traditions